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Art Deco Fans Dressed to the Nines for Catalina Island's Avalon Ball


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In the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, it's sometimes easy to forget that only an hour's boat ride away lies an enchanting island that instantly transports you to bygone era. Though karaoke bars and trendy restaurants now line the bay along Crescent Avenue, the town of Avalon still exudes the opulence of Hollywood's Golden Age.

On Saturday, May 20, enthusiasts of the era descended upon the Catalina Island Casino — opened in 1929 — for the 15th annual Avalon Ball, which is organized by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. Everyone was dressed impeccably as they danced inside the world's largest circular ballroom to music from the 1920s to the 1940s. Dresses lightly twirled on the dance floor as libations flowed heavily from the bar.

All photos by Jared Cowan. Follow Jared on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.